Graz University of Technology pursues top teaching and research in the fields of science and engineering for more than 200 years. An integral part of putting together excellent education and training programs is knowing about the needs of society and the economy. Ultimately, the quality of the education and training at Graz University of Technology is carried by the strength of its knowledge-oriented and applied research. The close relationship with business and industry, and new strategic joint projects with international university partners strengthen the Fields of Expertise of the University.

The Institute of Logistics Engineering - ITL is member of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Economic Sciences of Graz University of Technology. The Institute of Logistics Engineering focuses on the classic problems of logistics planning for the intra- and distribution logistics and the associated layouting and engineering design of logistic systems. The research staff at the Institute of Logistics Engineering consists of experienced engineers and scientists in the fields of product development, CAE (Dynamic simulation, finite elements, multi-body simulation) and dimensioning and calculation of logistic devices and systems. Furthermore, research topics focus in energy efficiency of material handling systems, urban logistics systems with alternative transportation and logistics concepts (e-mobility, e-delivering), the handling of biomass and the development of technologies for handling of goods in the Internet of things or Physical Internet (PI)